Smiling Pumpkin Lantern

Good evening everyone!

So who doesn’t like a freshly carved pumpkin with a candle inside? Better yet, how about one that smiles when you visit him?

We are about most of the way through the September month and slowing creeping into October. The Halloween season is almost upon us.

Are you ready?

Knight in Peril? (Reworked)

Good evening!

I did some more work on this piece tonight. Just didn’t have enough luster in the last version and I like to mess with stuff. Tweaking, buffing, blending, coloring, erasing, recoloring, rebuffing, and the more erasing…aaaaaaahhhhhhh!

Anyway, I added some more effects to put the focal point where I want it. I added some water down below, added some background details to help describe the type of old cave the knight is in….bet he won’t go back there again!

As always! Do enjoy!

P.S. I am looking for some good Halloween ideas so if there is something you want to see, send me a note, comment, or email! I love a good challenge.

Autumn Day – Reworked

Hello again,

I went back over this one and thought it would be nice to have some clouds and maybe some falling leaves to spruce this piece up a bit. I added some clouds as well to help set the mood and time of day.

Does anyone want to see anything special for Halloween? Give me some ideas and I’ll draw, animate, and post them for everyone to enjoy.

Wizard Mountain

Hello everyone!

I present to you Wizard Mountain tonight. Standing above all on a mountain top stands one of the greatest wizards of all moving space and time with the snap of his fingers. Pretty cool huh? I designed the scene first and then placed it behind my animation cells to look like the environment is being controlled by the wizard. I used a couple of layers to deepen the color scheme. I used a separate layer for the sky and of course the animation cells. Not quite Pixar worthy yet but it is a good start.

I hope you all enjoy.

Rainy and Ghostly Evening!

Hello everyone!

Tonight I experimented with some of Clip Studio Paint’s animation capability. With a little trial and error, I was able to make the haunted look of this design even more frightening by adding some willow O’ wisps, rain effects and a soft fiery glow to the pumpkin’s eyes.

If I haven’t said it before, I’ll say it again. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year…and not just because of Halloween. I enjoy the color changes in the leaves and the smell of the air as neighbors burn them (only where it is legal of course).

Hope you enjoy this .GIF. Let me know your thoughts about this or anything else you see on my website. If you have questions, please ask. I love to help!

Goodnight all!

Ghosts and Pumpkins

Dark spooky nights and visits from ghosts. Who could ask for more fall fun? Lots more coming your way as my imagination takes off. Stay tuned! Follow my blog!

Something specific you want to see? Let me know. I’ll gladly create a scene and post it to my site!